Arts & Crafts Market, The Queens Knickers and More at The Atkinson on Saturday 22 November

Arts & Crafts Market, The Queens Knickers and More at The Atkinson on Saturday 22 November

The Atkinson is the place to be on Saturday 22 November with a Christmas Arts & Craft Market, a production of The Queen’s Knickers, free Arts and Craft activities and more!

The Atkinson hosts its first Christmas Arts and Craft Market on Saturday 22 November in association with Capstan’s Bazarre.

The Arts and Craft Market is part of the Southport Light Switch-On celebrations   and runs from 11am- 4pm, admission is FREE.

Capstan’s Bazaar run pop up markets and fairs across Merseyside, celebrating local independent businesses and artisans and their home-grown produce and wares.

Featuring items including (but not limited to) local food produce, vintage textiles, handmade soaps, candles and jewellery amongst pre-owned vinyl, books and furniture and even arts and crafts, the market promises to be a hit yet again.

They have been hosting events since 2009, and pride themselves on quality goods, quirky venues and a fantastic experience.

Come and explore three floors of stalls as you look for special Christmas gifts.

On the same day families are invited to take part in Christmas Crafts delivered by Southport Contemporary Artists. This drop-in activity takes place from 2pm-4pm in The Art Box and is FREE.

At 2.30pm Southbank Centre and The Egg present The Queen’s Knickers a classic comedy for wise children.What would you does if you lost the Queen’s pants?

Dilys, the Queen’s maid, is the royal custodian of her Majesty’s ‘intimate apparel’, otherwise known as the Queen’s knickers. She guards HRH’s smalls as if they were the crown jewels. She would be mortified if anyone got a glimpse of them.

But one day the knickers go missing, causing a national state of emergency and a diplomatic incident of catastrophic proportions.

A celebration of the garments we all wear but never show! Tickets are £8, £6 Children (£24 family)

If you are coming to the show – come along to the FREE Design Your Own Queen’s Knickers craft activity beforehand (12pm-2pm) in the Children’s Library. Here you will create funny Queen’s Knickers bags to take home!

The Bakery will be serving pastries, cakes and Christmas treats throughout the day as we launch our Christmas programme of events with a fantastic day for all the family!

For more information please visit

*Please be advised there is a £2 booking fee for booking over the phone and online bookings.





Christmas Arts & Craft Market

Saturday 22 November


Free Admission


Christmas Crafts with Southport Contemporary Artists

Saturday 22 November




The Queen’s Knickers

Saturday 22 November


Tickets: (£8 , £6 Children £24 Family)


Design Your Own Queen’s Knickers

Saturday 22 November

12pm-2pm – Children’s Library




In person: Visit The Atkinson Box Office on Lord Street

For tickets: visit the website or call box office on 01704 533333


*Please be advised that there is a £2 booking fee for telephone and online sales.


The Atkinson
Lord Street





Notes to Editors

For more information, interviews, images or review tickets, please contact Emma Lloyd at The Atkinson on 0151 934 2129 |



Posted on 17 November 2014 under General news

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